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Program Overview

A degree in biology can prepare you for further study in a number of fields, including health care, animal care, pharmacy, research, forensics, conservation, horticulture or teaching. The Biology/Ecology emphasis area is offered at WNCC's Scottsbluff Campus and will provide you with comprehensive coverage of the natural world. This course of study is designed to meet the needs of those wishing to gain technical knowledge for entry into other related areas as well as those seeking a general acquaintance with the field.

An Associate of Science degree in Biology from WNCC will:

  • Provide a basic understanding of the life processes while affording the opportunity to become better acquainted with the natural world.
  • Stimulate interest in the biological sciences as a possible career goal.
  • Provide the necessary knowledge, understanding, and techniques to manage better and conserve the environment.
  • Instill a sense of appreciation for the often-unseen beauty in the living world.
  • Teach the fundamental techniques necessary to employ the scientific method to perform further investigations in the biological sciencess

Degrees & Certificates

Associate of Science in Biology/ Ecology

Career Opportunities The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2012, the median pay for Biological Technicians with at least a bachelor’s degree was $39,750 per year. Growth in jobs in biological technicians for the decade 2012-2022 was projected to be 10%, as fast as average. (

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